THE SCREENING ROOM: Zak Resnick and Nikki Bohne Cover "Cups" in Music Video Featuring Broadway Dancers
By Michael Gioia
Zak Resnick, who currently stars in Broadway's Mamma Mia!, and Nikki Bohne, who was seen on Broadway in Bring It On, cover "Cups (When I'm Gone)," the song made famous by Anna Kendrick in "Pitch Perfect."
Choreographer and performer Grady McLeod Bowman (Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Wonderland, The Pirate Queen) re-envisioned the acoustic number, which features dancers Danny Gardner (42nd Street national tour), Ryan Kasprzak (Billy Elliot national tour), Heather Tepe (Matilda, Billy Elliot), Evan Kasprzak (Newsies, "SYTYCD"), Tiffany Janene Howard (Motown, Leap of Faith), Sarah Marie Jenkins (Legally Blonde national tour, Honeymoon in Vegas) and Kelly Liz Bolick (NYMF's Volleygirls).
Filmed on location at The Green Building in Brooklyn, the video makes use of natural lighting and split-screen elements. Bowman originally conceived and workshopped the idea with students at The Performing Arts Project's 2013 summer intensive.
Produced by Bowman, Brandon York and Katherine Paige, "Cups" is filmed and edited by Brandon York with sound production and mixing by Dan Weiner.
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